Swedish North Tower project

MacDonald-Miller is proud to be the mechanical partner selected for the Swedish Health Services’ North Tower expansion project!

The expansion is increasing the existing campus from 1.5 million to 3.15 million square feet, positioning it as one of the largest healthcare investments in the country. The forthcoming 12-story North Tower will feature 24 cutting-edge operating suites. It will also showcase a state-of-the-art emergency department with 31 rooms, including dedicated spaces for behavioral healthcare. Designed with future needs in mind, the building includes flexible “shell space” to accommodate potential growth in beds or procedures.

“This project is essential for us. We need it to be able to continue operations to continue to provide service to our community. It is very much a replacement of some very aged facilities,” said  Swedish President and CEO Elizabeth Wako. “Swedish Health Services’ $1.3 billion-plus North Tower project on the First Hill campus is the most ambitious development in the institution’s 113-year history, and soon it will rank among the largest health care investments in the country.”

Commitment to sustainability

The North Tower includes a sustainable design that will meet the new Washington state Clean Buildings Act performance standards.

Sustainability in healthcare is foundational in our approach at MacDonald-Miller. By integrating sustainable practices into healthcare facilities, they not only reduce their carbon footprint but also create healthier environments for their patients and communities. Our focus on energy efficiency and waste reduction not only drives cost savings but also aligns with our values of responsible resource management. Swedish has a goal to be carbon neutral by 2030, and MacDonald-Miller looks forward to partnering with them to achieve this goal.

Read the full article from Puget Sound Business Journal here.

Rendering: Perkins&Will
Swedish Health Services North Tower Rendering: Perkins + Will


Congratulations to our dedicated Healthcare team for their commitment to this project since 2015. Healthcare works better with MacDonald-Miller!

Categories: General

We make buildings work better.